Mega Vote April 27, 2015

In this MegaVote for New York’s 25th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Human Trafficking Victims’ Fund – Passage
  • Senate: Lynch Nomination – Cloture
  • House: Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
  • House: Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution

Recent Senate Votes

  • Human Trafficking Victims’ Fund – Passage – Vote Passed (99-0, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill that would establish a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund, to which both new criminal penalties and, as amended, matching funds from already appropriated money for community health centers would be transferred. Amounts originating from criminal fines would be prohibited from being used for health care or medical services.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES

Lynch Nomination – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (66-34)

The Senate agreed to a motion to invoke cloture, thus limiting debate, on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta E. Lynch of New York to be Attorney General.

Sen. Charles Schumer voted YES
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand voted YES

Recent House Votes
Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards – Passage – Vote Passed (235-183, 13 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would formally establish three advisory boards with which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) must consult on matters regarding small businesses, credit unions and community banks. The measure is offset by limiting funding for the CFPB in future years.

Rep. Louise Slaughter voted NO

Upcoming Votes
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act – H.R.1191

The bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution – S.CON.RES.11

The House may take up the conference report for the concurrent resolution that would set forth the congressional budget for the United States government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

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